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[tot] /tɒt/
verb (used with or without object), totted, totting.
1.
to add; total (often followed by up).
noun
2.
a total.
3.
the act of adding.
4.
British Informal. a column of numbers to be added.
Origin of tot2
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin: so much, so many
Related forms
untotted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for totting
Historical Examples
  • totting, bone-picking, either peripatetically or at the dust-heaps.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • Lady Linlithgow sat, totting up her figures, but said nothing.

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope
  • But what about me, when it comes to totting up your travelling allowances later on?

  • Frobisher shrugged his shoulders, and went on totting a line of figures in his memorandum-book.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • But I at least can find no critical abacus on which, by totting up the values of both, I can make one greatly outvalue the other.

  • And this time poor Jamie added up like a schoolboy, totting each figure.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • Who would go to the trouble of totting up extra figures for trifles of that sort?

    The Poor Plutocrats Maurus Jkai
  • "That's a little bit o' better," said Old Mat comfortably, totting up his accounts.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
British Dictionary definitions for totting

totting

/ˈtɒtɪŋ/
noun
1.
(Brit) the practice of searching through rubbish for usable or saleable items
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

tot1

/tɒt/
noun
1.
a young child; toddler
2.
(mainly Brit) a small amount of anything
3.
a small measure of spirits
Word Origin
C18: perhaps short for totterer; see totter

tot2

/tɒt/
verb tots, totting, totted
1.
(usually foll by up) (mainly Brit) to total; add
Word Origin
C17: shortened from total or from Latin totum all
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Word Origin and History for totting

tot

n.

"little child," 1725, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of totter, or related to Old Norse tottr, nickname of a dwarf (cf. Swedish tutte "little child," Danish tommel-tot "little child," in which the first element means "thumb").

tot

v.

"to reckon up," 1760, from tot (n.), first recorded 1680s, short for total.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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